DAVID BIANCULLI

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2014
Feb
25
 
 

No, it hasn’t been 50 years since TV Worth Watching started handing out Seals of Approval to DVD collections of TV’s best shows. But we’ve just awarded #50...

 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Feb
24
 
 
This six-minute video isn’t a history of hand puppets on TV, though that would be fun, too. It’s a history of TV presented by hand puppets from the Glove and Boots puppet web series...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Feb
16
 
 

Jimmy Fallon was born Sept. 19, 1974 – 20 years after the premiere of NBC’s Tonight Show, and one year before the premiere of NBC’s Saturday Night Live. Fifteen years ago, he joined the cast of SNL. Monday night, he takes over The Tonight Show…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Feb
12
 
 
Sid Caesar, who died Wednesday at age 91, was the driving engine behind NBC’s original “Saturday night live’’ – a show that has had as great an impact on popular culture as the current SNL…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Feb
9
 
 

Fifty years to the minute after The Ed Sullivan Show introduced The Beatles to America on live TV, CBS presents another musical Beatles special…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Feb
6
 
 

Fifty years ago – on Feb. 7, 1964 – The Beatles touched down at JFK airport, launching the British Invasion in America. Two days later, they stormed The Ed Sullivan Show, and changed the world…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Feb
3
 
 

David Steinberg gets a well-deserved double dose of attention Monday night on Showtime: a documentary profile, and the season premiere of his Inside Comedy series…

 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

Good news, TVWW readers: David’s new book from Doubleday, The Platinum Age of Television: From I Love Lucy to The Walking Dead, How TV Became Terrific is now avaialble on Amazon.

Doubleday says: “Darwin had his theory of evolution, and David Bianculli has his. Bianculli's theory has to do with the concept of quality television: what it is and, crucially, how it got that way."

"The Platinum Age of Television is an effusive guidebook that plots the path from the 1950s’ Golden Age to today’s era of quality TV. For instance, animation evolved from Rocky and His Friends to South Park; variety shows moved from The Ed Sullivan Show to Saturday Night Live; and family sitcoms grew from I Love Lucy to Modern Family. A high point is the author’s interviews with Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Norman Lear, Bob Newhart, Matt Groening, Larry David, Amy Schumer and many others...Bianculli has written a highly readable history." —The Washington Post

 

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The Letters of 'Victoria'
By David Hinckley
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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